Kannauj

Kannauj is an ancient city which was also the former capital of the Ruler Harshavardhan. This charismatic and aromatic city is situated on the banks of the sacred River Ganges, 80 km from Kanpur. It prides itself as the 'Attar City' or the perfume city of India. Kannauj finds its mention in the ancient literary works like the Mahabharata and Valmiki Ramayana under different names-Mahodaya, Kusasthali, Kanyakubja, and Gandhipuri. In the beginning of sixth century AD, it was the capital of Mankharis. Kannauj is known for the distilling of scents and is a market center for tobacco, perfume, and rose water. Kannauj is also the largest exporter of natural perfumes in India.

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HOW TO GET HERE?

FLIGHT

The nearest airport to Kannauj is Kanpur Airport which is 76 km away. And next closest airport is Amausi Airport in Lucknow. Taxis are available from these airports to reach Kannauj.

BUS

Kannauj is well-connected to the other cities of the state, by road. Private and state-run buses are available from nearby cities such as Hardoi (46 km), Kanpur (76 km) and Farru

TRAIN

Kannauj railway station is well- connected to major cities of the country by trains.

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